The first house outside of the walls of the Old City of the “reviver of the Hebrew language” is on Ethiopia Street in the city center. It was in this house that he wrote the first Hebrew dictionary and published a number of periodicals. After the first World Zionist Congress, English Zionist activists were made aware of Ben Yehuda’s Hebew undertaking and provided him with a donation that could be used in any way to advance his work. With this money, he rented a two-story house from a local Arab family. On the second floor of the house is the study where Ben-Yehuda spent countless hours and was packed with books in bookcases that reached the ceiling. In the center of the room was a large work table where one could usually find a number of open books that Ben-Yehuda was reading simultaneously.

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